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Hartbeespoort Hot Air Balloon Flight Closed please go to Air to Air Africa web to make bookings.

Cape Town, Johannesburg, And Hartbeespoortdam

Activity Description

Guests can look foward to a 3 – 4 hour ballooning experience including the following:

Passengers meet crew and pilots on the launch site at sunrise
Pre-flight beverages including hot chocolate and marshmallows, tea and coffee
Passenger participation – opportunity to assist with the inflation of the hot air balloon
Boarding of the balloon and safety briefing from the pilot
Hot air balloon flight of approximately 1 hour
Traditional sparkling wine celebration on landing
Passenger participation – opportunity to assist with the pack up of the hot air balloon
Transfer back to the launch site
Country style breakfast
First flight certificate and in-flight photograph


DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, year round, subject to availability and weather.
WhereToppieshoek Oberon Street, Broederstroom, Hartbeespoort Dam Basic Directions: • Enter Hartbeespoort on the R512 past Lanseria airport. • At the T-junction turn left. Travel for 6.4 km and turn right at the Shopping Centre on your right hand side. • Go past the entrance to the Shopping Centre and continue down this road for approximately 2.8km. • Turn right into Toppieshoek. (You will see the sign on the left hand side of the road)
WeatherPlease remember that balloon flights are strictly weather dependent. We require calm surface winds in order to launch the balloon, and land safely. The wind direction also needs to be favourable to avoid flying into restricted air space, and avoid obstacles such as built up areas, mountains etc. If we are forced to cancel due to weather conditions, please understand that this is for your safety, as well as for the safety our pilots and crew members, and to avoid any damage to the balloon. It is not unusual for flights to be postponed due to the weather - this could be due to fast upper winds (which may not be visible from the ground), mist, cloud cover or poor visibility, rain or thunderstorms in the vicinity, or a wind direction which may pose a hazard to the safe landing of the balloon. The pilot's decision is final. We will never under any circumstances force a flight. Please keep this in mind for special occasions, and ensure you have a backup plan in place for proposals, surprise gifts etc. We do also offer gift certificates valid for 12 months in the event that a flight cannot take place on a particular day.
What to WearIt is best to dress in casual, comfortable clothes. Natural fibres such as cotton are preferable to synthetic fabrics such as nylon. Please do not wear white clothes or white shoes as you will be landing in farmlands and it will be dusty or muddy. Long pants such as jeans and old, closed shoes are best. You will need to climb in and out of the balloon basket - skirts and dresses make this very difficult. Please no high heels, open sandle type shoes or flip flops. You can wear something warm to begin with, but it will get warmer once in the air due to the radiant heat from the burners. It is advisable to wear a hat or cap, to shield your head from the heat of the burners. Ladies with long hair, please ensure it is tied back securely, and not loose.
Things to BringPlease bring this booking confirmation with you for check-in. This document contains directions and important telephone numbers in the event that you require assistance on the morning. Please feel free to bring your camera and binoculars. These will need to be tucked away in your jacket during landing.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height1.2 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNo Certification Required
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsHot air balloon flight of approximately 1 hour Traditional sparkling wine celebration on landing Transfer back to the ballooning launch site Country style breakfast First flight certificate and in-flight photograph
ExclusionsTransfers to and from the launch site not included.


We will send an SMS to passengers between 18:00 and 20:00 the evening before the flight to confirm that the flight will go ahead and – please make sure you check in for your flight by responding to the pilot’s message.

For safety reasons, persons less than 1.2m tall are not permitted to fly. Guests are to be reasonably fit, as they are required to climb into a 1.2-metre high balloon basket and be able to crouch down on their haunches on landing. Regret no passengers over 120kg. We consider it unsafe for pregnant women to fly.

Customer Reviews

It was an excellent experience. Well worth the wait. The take off and landing was superb. Well done to the pilot - Colin Goodwin

It was our first time in a hot air balloon and the experience was phenomenal. The weather was perfect and the views were breathtaking. Thank you life ballooning and Flip for an awesome flight! - Monique Quarsingh

we loved the team and what an experience.. seeing them set up the balloons and also when we landed seeing the community come together to assist and the team work that goes with it. Enjoyed the chats with the pilot who was very knowledgeable and he didn't mind the questions ... would highly recommend the experience to anyone thinking of doing it with the Awesome team. - Cookie Pillay

Good morning, First of all thank you very very much for an experience of a life time. it was so so awesome. The pilot and staff were fantastic and treated us like royalty. I would like to thank everybody who had a hand in making this experience possible. Regards Olga - Olga Viljoen

This was such a great experience. will definatelly be doing the cape town flight soon. 10 out of 10 for a great service. Thank You - Dayalan Naidoo

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